2018 Shoe-Thru

Shoe-Thru is an Educational Tour of the Portland Footwear Scene

Our August 2018 tour is for the Portland Footwear Industry

Lucky Lab Beer Hall

Thursday, August 16, 9:00 am – 4:45 pm

Attendees will hit the road in this one-day event to discover and uncover the many unique and innovative locations in the Portland shoe scene. We will load up a tour bus to see U.S. factories in action and tour several headquarters to get insights into our dynamic industry. Along the way, attendees will receive key briefings and updates on supply chain, sourcing, customs and trade issues, and get best practices on how to adapt.

Tour Schedule:

  • 9:00 am – Gather at the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub
  • 9:30 am – Travel to KEEN Factory
  • 10:00 am – Tour KEEN Factory—Focus: Production Innovation
  • 11:15 am – Travel to Columbia Sportswear
  • 11:45 am – Lunch at Columbia Sportswear—Focus: Customs Updates
  • 1:00 pm – Shopping at Columbia Sportswear Store
  • 1:30 pm – Travel to NIKE
  • 1:45 pm – NIKE Campus tour and briefing—Focus: Product Innovation
  • 3:45 pm – Travel to Danner Store
  • 4:15 pm – Tour Danner—Focus: Retail Innovation
  • 4:45 pm – Travel to Lucky Labrador Brew Pub
  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – BREWS & SHOES! (register here)

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